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Clarksville-Montgomery County remains under a Flood Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that river and creeks will remain elevated for the next few days due to heavy rainfall and runoff. This could impact some low-lying areas and low water crossings.

Elevated water levels are expected to last until Wednesday.

The Flood Advisory is extended for the Cumberland River at Clarksville until Monday morning.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 43.6 feet as of Thursday afternoon. Flood stage is 46 feet.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 43.6 feet as of Thursday afternoon. Flood stage is 46 feet.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee. The flood watch will be in effect from 3:00pm until late tonight.

Rainfall rates of 2 inches in an hour can be expected this afternoon and evening when a line of storms moves through the mid-state. Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible, will lead to an increasing threat of flash flooding in the watch area this evening.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 2nd, 2020

 

Legislation Declaring Tennessee the “Volunteer State” Moves Forward

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Legislation officially designating the state of Tennessee as the “Volunteer State” is moving forward in the Tennessee General Assembly.

House Bill 1562 designates the “Volunteer State” as the official nickname of Tennessee. While Tennessee has held this distinction since 1812, it is not currently documented in state law.

The state of Tennessee has been referred to as the “Volunteer State” because of its tradition of answering the call of duty, especially during the War of 1812.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm Warning, Wind Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The Nashville Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Northern Dickson County, Northern Cheatham County and Robertson County. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 1:00pm CST for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee.

At 8:08am CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Elkton Kentucky to 10 miles north of Dickson, moving northeast at 60 mph.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Watch Thursday, Friday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and portions of Middle Tennessee that is in effect from Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 12:00pm CT until January 3rd, 6:00pm CT.

The first storm system of 2020 will bring more moderate to heavy rain to Middle Tennessee on Thursday and Friday, with rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches expected. This rainfall falling so soon after the recent heavy rain last Sunday could lead to more flooding across the area.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County beginning Thursday and ending late Friday afternoon.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County beginning Thursday and ending late Friday afternoon.

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Tennessee Unemployment Sits Below 5 Percent in Nearly Every County

 

November County Unemployment Rates Improve in more than One-Third of Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Unemployment remained the same in November, as it was in October, at 3.4 percent for Montgomery County.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Dense Fog Advisory until early Saturday morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and several areas across Middle Tennessee.

Patchy dense fog has developed across Middle Tennessee leading to visibilities less than one quarter mile in some locations. Patchy dense fog is expected to linger through the rest of the night and dawn hours.

Caution should be used if travel is planned tonight as visibilities may quickly be reduced to less than one quarter mile.

Dense Fog Advisory in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County until 6:00am Saturday morning.

Dense Fog Advisory in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County until 6:00am Saturday morning.

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Davidson County Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Finance and AdministrationNashville, TN – A Davidson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services for allegedly reporting a false Tennessee residence in order to receive TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a joint effort with Metro Nashville Police announced that 59-year-old Virginia Watson has been charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services under $10,000, both of which are class D felonies.

Virginia Watson

Virginia Watson

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Northeastern Montgomery County under Flood Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a Flood Advisory for Northeastern Montgomery County. The Advisory is also for North central Davidson County, Sumner County, Northeastern Cheatham County, Northwestern Macon County, and Robertson County in Middle Tennessee until 5:30pm CT.

This includes the following: Interstate 65 between mile markers 101 & 121 and Interstate 24 between mile markers 16 & 33.

Thunderstorms around Clarksville-Montgomery County producing Heavy Rain.

Thunderstorms around Clarksville-Montgomery County producing Heavy Rain.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County is under Flash Flood Watch until late this evening

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as a portion of Middle Tennessee.

At 1:18pm CT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 9 miles southeast of Clarksville to 10 miles north of Dickson. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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